Dowling Park Library

Jo Kennon Dowling Park Library

DOWLING PARK — The book club at the Jo Kennon Public Library in Dowling Park will be reading and discussing “The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes” this month.

The book club meets Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. to discuss Leonard Goldberg’s novel. In the book, Joanna Blalock, the child of the late Sherlock Holmes, is invited to join the detective team of the elderly Dr. John Watson and his charming, handsome son Dr. John Watson Jr.

Eric Musgrove, the Suwannee County historian, will start the library’s August programs when he presents Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. on the history of the county. The August program will cover military history.

On Tuesday, the craft club meets at 4 p.m. at the library to do T-shirt appliqués with Phyllis Mastro. All supplies for the class are provided, including the T-shirt.

The Barbershop Chat discussion group meets Aug. 8 and Aug. 22 at 10 a.m., providing an opportunity to chit-chat over coffee and cookies. All are welcome to attend.

On Aug. 8 at 1 p.m., the library will hold a food demonstration from the UF/IFAS Suwannee County Extension office regarding peanuts. Among the topics covered will be growing, harvesting, roasting and boiling of peanuts. Samples will be provided.

The library’s rock star artists will meet Aug. 20 from 6-7 p.m. to paint rocks. All supplies are provided.

The Jo Kennon Library also hosts its Starbooks Cafe every Tuesday from 9:30-11 a.m. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and snacks are served for the Starbooks Cafe. The Aug. 6 event will feature veterans, Aug. 13’s topic of discussion will be how one met their spouse, Aug. 20 will feature the 1950s and Aug. 27 will discuss the good ol’ days. Those attending don’t have to bring a story.

The library also has a traveling blue book wagon that visits locations at Advent Christian Village. The traveling library allows patrons at those locations to check out books, return books and sign up for a library card. The book wagon will be at Dacier Manor from 10-10:30 a.m. Aug. 6, the Rumph Dining Room from 11-11:30 a.m. on Aug. 13, the Copeland Community Center from 10-10:30 a.m. Aug. 21 and at Dacier Manor again Aug. 27 from 10-10:30 a.m.

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